Monday, October 22, 2007

Caregiving: Verizon FiOS - 'round 1'

Today my lawn resembled a construction site as workers and two awesome drilling and trenching machines ran Verizon’s fiber optic lines to my house.

Tomorrow Verizon’s geek squad arrives to connect and activate us to FiOS.


Trying to guestimate the costs of labor, machines, PLUS tomorrow’s installation including computer programming activation, new wireless router, and back up battery to power the system for 4 to 8 hours in case of power outages – I’m glad it’s FREE while Verizon is eager to get FiOS into neighborhoods. We will be the first house in our neighborhood.


WHY FiOS? Well for us, for the same monthly expense that I am currently paying for Verizon DSL and Verizon home phone service through FiOS our internet connection will be 10X faster than DSL and our home phone service will NOW include unlimited local and long distance calling for the continental US and Canada.  


When FiOS TV services become available in our area and I can drop my cable subscription it will actually save me money monthly.


... or, at least that is what I believe will be true. <grin>


Verizon’s ground troops have finished and left little to no trace of their work. Where they needed to dig up my lawn they carefully removed the grass like sod and replaced it even adding a layer of potting soil beneath it.


Standing ovation for round one! 


Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer


  1. WOW! You get on YouTube and then you're off and running with it! <grin>

    Let me know how it works for you!

  2. very nice now what happens when it goes down lol


  3. That's a good deal... and I thought DSL was fast. WE have Verizon phones, but I didn't know about any plans to combine internet connection as well as improve the speed. bea


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